Amendment Language

Explore the language of the proposed State of Maine constitutional amendment to establish the right to produce, harvest and consume food.

Maine 130th Legislature SessionRESOLUTION, Proposing an Amendment to the Constitution of Maine To Establish a Right to Food, passed July 2, 2021

Ballot PediaMaine Question 3, Right to Produce, Harvest, and Consume Food Amendment (2021)

Question 3 reads as follows:

Section 25. Right to food. All individuals have a natural, inherent and unalienable right to food, including the right to save and exchange seeds and the right to grow, raise, harvest, produce and consume the food of their own choosing for their own nourishment, sustenance, bodily health and well-being, as long as an individual does not commit trespassing, theft, poaching or other abuses of private property rights, public lands or natural resources in the harvesting, production or acquisition of food.

Additional information:

October 1, 2021 – University of Miami School of Law – Memorandum: Does the Maine constitutional Right to Food amendment conflict with existing animal welfare laws?

May 9, 2021 – University of Miami School of Law – Memorandum: Outline of Issues Re: Maine Dept. of Fisheries concerns over right to food amendment

April 13, 2021 – University of Miami School of Law – Memorandum: Does the right to save and exchange seeds in the Constitutional Resolution regarding the right to food include a right to commercially produce seeds regardless of certification as defined by Title 7 §§ 2101-2103?


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